Ideas, tips and tricks for organizing a pantry

Nathan Law

For many of us, organizing a pantry can seem like a mammoth task that we just don’t know how to start. But the pantry sits at the heart of the home, offering a bird’s eye view of the food you have (or haven’t!) got in stock—so it’s important that it […]

For many of us, organizing a pantry can seem like a mammoth task that we just don’t know how to start. But the pantry sits at the heart of the home, offering a bird’s eye view of the food you have (or haven’t!) got in stock—so it’s important that it stays neat, tidy, and well organized.

Centuries ago, pantries were used solely for the storage of baked goods; in fact, the word ‘pantry’ is a nod to pain, the French word for ‘bread’. In fact, they were originally incorporated to help keep food cool prior to the invention of refrigerators. In the Victorian era, the pantry had an upgrade and became a defining feature of larger homes. It wasn’t uncommon for properties to boast a ‘butler’s pantry’ – a separate room or walk-in cupboard that could accommodate not only edible items but also glassware, crockery, and silverware. Flash-forward to now and the pantry has had a thoroughly modern makeover, playing host to cooking staples, kitchen cleaning products, and even kitchen appliances (think the blenders and food processors). 

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